"Expendables 4" Starts Shooting This Fall, Says Randy Couture at the Arnold Sports Festival

1:08 PM 3/9/2016 by Senh Duong
The Expendables 3
At the annual Arnold Sports Festival held in Columbus, Ohio, cast member Randy Couture confirms that “Expendables 4” will indeed be shooting this fall. Like I said in my previous article about the film's funding, Variety did report in October 2015 that production on the fourth entry to the action franchise will start this year, targeting a 2017 release. Now, we finally have confirmation from one of the cast members.

“Expendables 4” Gets Funding Interest from “Ip Man 3” Financier

12:43 AM 3/9/2016 by Senh Duong
The Expendables 3
There hasn’t been much news about “The Expendables 4” lately, but I came upon this tidbit after reading about the “Ip Man 3” box office scandal.

"Ip Man 3" Distributor Suspected of Box Office Fraud, Parent Company Loses $150M in Market Cap

4:07 PM 3/8/2016 by Senh Duong
Max Zhang in "Ip Man 3"
“Ip Man 3” opened huge in China last weekend, grossing $72M -- the biggest opening ever for a martial arts film (as its distributor proclaimed). Shows were sold out in theaters across the middle kingdom.

Yen Targets "Ip Man 4" for 2018 Release; Discusses Film with Director, Producer

7:17 PM 3/7/2016 by Senh Duong
"Ip Man 3"
Donnie Yen was promoting “Ip Man 3” as his last martial arts film, but when it broke box office records late last year in Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore (and pulling in strong numbers in neighboring regions) before it opened in China, he told netizens during an IMDB Q&A that a fourth installment is “very likely.”

China Box Office: "Ip Man 3" Shatters Expectations with $72M Opening

3:47 PM 3/6/2016 by Senh Duong
Mike Tyson vs. Donnie Yen in "Ip Man 3"
Despite debuting two months later than neighboring territories and amidst piracy fears, “Ip Man 3” shattered expectations with a $72M weekend opening at the box office in China, more than doubling the previous film’s total intake during its entire theatrical run.

Ka-Boom! "Ip Man 3" Opens to $24M Friday, Heading for $70M Weekend [China Box Office]

1:55 PM 3/4/2016 by Senh Duong
Donnie Yen in "Ip Man 3"
“Ip Man 3” just ended “The Mermaid’s” three-week reign atop the box office in China on Friday with a $24.3M opening, which includes $1M from midnight screenings. Depending on word-of-mouth and how front-loaded the martial arts film is, it’s looking at a huge $70M opening for the entire three-day weekend. “Ip Man 3” is directed by Wilson Yip, stars Donnie Yen, features Mike Tyson as a villain, and has Yuen Woo-Ping choreographing the film’s many outstanding fight scenes.

Reviews: "Zootopia" 100% on Rotten Tomatoes

1:47 AM 3/4/2016 by Senh Duong
Let’s see how many reviews it’ll take to finally bring down the perfect 100% score that Disney Animation’s “Zootopia” is getting on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s at 93 reviews so far. Amazing. The consensus on the reviews aggregator reads, “The brilliantly well-rounded ‘Zootopia’ offers a thoughtful, inclusive message that's as rich and timely as its sumptuously state-of-the-art animation -- all while remaining fast and funny enough to keep younger viewers entertained.”

China Box Office: “Ip Man 3” Could Be Hurt By Piracy and Impending Blu-ray Release

4:18 PM 3/1/2016 by Senh Duong
Donnie Yen Fights Eleven in "Ip Man 3"
Originally, Donnie Yen’s “Ip Man 3” was supposed to be released in China on December 24, 2015. But inexplicably, it was pulled weeks before that date, and pushed to March 4, 2016 -- this coming Friday.

U.S. Theater Listings for Stephen's Chow's Record-Breaking Comedy "The Mermaid"

11:04 AM 2/24/2016 by Senh Duong
Stephen Chow's "The Mermaid"
A few weeks after Stephen Chow’s “The Mermaid” had broken all sorts of box office records in China ($450M and still counting), its U.S. distributor Sony launched the film in 35 theaters over the weekend without any kind of marketing. They just kinda threw it out there.

Box Office: Stephen Chow's "The Mermaid" Scores Highest Per Theater Average in the U.S.

2:50 PM 2/22/2016 by Senh Duong
Stephen Chow's "The Mermaid"
Stephen Chow’s comedy “The Mermaid” opened in the U.S. in just 35 theaters over the weekend and packed them with a $1M opening, averaging a staggering $29,000 per theater -- the highest of all films currently in release. That’s nearly twice that of “Deadpool’s,” the top-grossing film in the U.S.

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